CENTRO DE CALIDAD AVICOLA Y ALIMENTACION ANIMAL DE LA COMUNIDAD VALENCIANA (CECAV)
The Poultry Quality and Animal Nutrition Center of the Valencia Region (CECAV) was created in Spain in 2007. It is a successfully expanding company from the agro-alimentary sector covering all aspects of the poultry production chain. Our goal is to provide our customers with the necessary tools for guaranteeing animal health and the quality of animal products, from animal feed to slaughterhouses, going through the primary production in farms. CECAV has quality standard accreditations and certifications, developing Official Control Programs such as the Zoosanitary Annual Plan, National Salmonella Control Program and the Epidemiology-Vigilance Network. Our company is also involved in several training programs and in the organization of educational events covering Avian Pathology, Animal Welfare, Food Safety, Animal Feeding and Poultry Production. Thus, CECAV has become a reference center excellence in both the agro-alimentary and the poultry sector.
Pablo Catalá-Gregori, PhD
Dr. Pablo Catalá is Manager Director of the Poultry Quality and Animal Nutrition Centre of the Valencian Community in Castellon (Spain) and he is also Associate Professor of the Veterinary Medicine bachelor´s degree at the Faculty of Health Sciences of the CEU Cardenal Herrera University (CEU-UCH) of Valencia (Spain). He graduated BVSc. degree in 2001 at the CEU-UCH. He was granted by the Spanish Minister and in he obtained his European Ph.D. degree in Veterinary Sciences in 2007 at the University of Murcia (Spain). During his pre-doctoral training he made a research stay at the INRA-Centre de Tours-SRA (France). In 2013 he received the European certification from the European College of Poultry Veterinary Science (ECPVS). From October 2001 to September 2002, he worked as veterinarian for a poultry company (APESA S.A). In 2007 he was appointed as Director of the Valencian Poultry Association (ASAV) and from 2008 to date he holds the Manager Director position at the Poultry Quality and Animal Nutrition Centre of the Valencian Community. Prof. Pablo Catalá main scientific merits can be summarized as follows: he has published 15 scientific original articles in international JCR journals and one chapter in a book; he has participated in more than 40 national and international research conferences and also co-directed one PhD work. In addition, he worked on 8 research projects (being the Project Leader in 5 of them) and he has been the organizer of about 30 national conferences, having also participated as lecturer in several training courses and seminars for different universities and institutions.
Clara Marín, PhD
Dr. Clara Marín Orenga graduated Veterinary Medicine at the CEU Cardenal Herrera University of Valencia (Spain) in 2004 and obtained her European doctoral degree in Veterinary Sciences at the same university in 2009. She was qualified in 2014 by the European College of Poultry Veterinary Science (ECPVS). From 2003 to 2004 she did an internship in the laboratory of Microbiology and Microbiology Analysis of Food Products from the CEU Cardenal Herrera University and later she also started to work at the same university in the preparation of I+D projects for the Spanish National Plan. During 2005 she was actively collaborating in the laboratory of Quality Meat (Department of Animal Science) of the Polytechnic University of Valencia (Spain). Later, she was granted with a 3 years fellowship to work at the Animal Technology and Research Center (CITA-IVIA) in Castellon (Spain) belonging to the Conselleria of Agriculture, Fishing and Nourishment of the Valencian Community, and finally she enjoyed a 2 years contract at the same institution. She also carried out several research stays at the Animal Health Reference Laboratory (Madrid, Spain) and at the Department for the Environment, Food & Rural Affairs from the Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency (New Haw, United Kingdom). At present, Dr. Marín Orenga is employed at the Department of Production and Animal Health, General Veterinary Health, and Science & Technology of Food Product at the CEU Cardenal Herrera University. She has an extensive scientific background which main research lines cover the study of the epidemiology of Salmonella and Campylobacter both in poultry production and in exotic animals. As author and co-author she has published about 40 original scientific papers and 3 books, has participated in numerous national and international meetings and seminars, being also member of different Committees, and she has been supervisor of several PhD thesis. During her scientific career, she has also participated in a national I+D project, in 24 I+D contracts and she also owns the authorship of one granted patent.
Sandra Sevilla, BVSc
Sandra Sevilla Navarro recently graduated Veterinary Medicine at the CEU Cardenal Herrera University (CEU-UCH) of Valencia (Spain) in 2016. From October 2014 to June 2016, she received a collaborative Veterinary Microbiology scholarship (Sanitary Control in Production Animals) from the Department of Production and Animal Health, General Veterinary Health, and Science & Technology of Food Product at the CEU-UCH. In addition, during her veterinary bachelor´s studies she was also actively involved in different research projects regarding epidemiology, risk factors and resistance to antimicrobials of Salmonella and Campylobacter strains, both in the food chain and in different wild and domestic animals. Further, she did different practical stays in the Group for Rehabilitation of Autochthonous Fauna and its Habitat (GREFA) in Madrid (Spain), Conselleria of Agriculture, Fishing and Nourishment of the Valencian Community (Spain), Reception Centre of Urban Avifauna and Exotic Animals (Municipality of Valencia) and in the Poultry Quality and Animal Nutrition Centre of the Valencian Community. She has also participated in several national and international conferences. Since July 2016, she is employed as veterinarian at the Poultry Quality and Animal Nutrition Centre of the Valencian Community in Castellon.